Lula will talk about fuel on TV, and Dilma is out of PT’s first insertions

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Lula will talk about fuel on TV, and Dilma is out of PT’s first insertions

Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) will address the increase in fuel prices in the first wave of national PT party advertisements this year. In addition to Petrobras’ pricing policy, Lula will also remember his government’s legacies and mention the creation of Bolsa Família.

These themes are included in the scripts of the first plays that were recorded and will be released in March.

Former president Dilma Rousseff (PT), who ruled Brazil for two terms, will be left out of the insertions, even those that deal exclusively with the participation of women in politics.

It will be up to the PT president, federal deputy Gleisi Hoffmann (PR), to address the issue. According to the leader, Dilma did not record because she was on a trip to Chile representing the party, last week, at the inauguration of President Gabriel Boric.

Five years after being extinguished, mandatory partisan propaganda on television and radio returned this semester. The law provides for the obligation to allocate at least 30% of the total time available to parties to the promotion and dissemination of women’s political participation.

In addition to the electoral obligation, the female electorate will be treated as one of the priorities in the program, as anticipated by the Panel Panel, of the sheet. He is one of the calluses of President Jair Bolsonaro (PL), who registers high rejection in this segment.

PT members say there is an intention to include the former president in upcoming advertisements, as well as women representatives from the PT bench in Congress.

According to Gleisi, there would still be an attempt to record with Dilma for the first insertions, but, because of the remaining time, the chances would be remote.

The PT’s participation in Lula’s campaign is a reason for internal debates in the PT. Such as sheet showed, the party leadership decided to vaccinate itself against criticism of the economic policy implemented in Dilma’s government, anticipating a debate that should mark the presidential race.

The economic crisis that preceded the impeachment of the president, in 2016, became ammunition for opponents, among them Bolsonaro. Dilma has already warned people close to her that she herself will defend her government when attacked during the campaign.

The PT president, however, denies that there is any attempt to hide Dilma.

“Dilma has participated in our activities, including making [no Brasil] and international agendas representing PT and Lula, like the one in Chile. There is no possibility that Dilma will not be present in the campaign”, says Gleisi.

The PT’s communication secretary, Jilmar Tatto, also says that the fact that the party has two former presidents of the Republic is a reason for “pride and celebration” for the acronym. “We are going to take advantage of all this potential to dialogue with the Brazilian people and Lula to govern the country again,” he says.

Women linked to the PT and who participated in an event with former president Lula last week, in SP, should also appear on the program, such as the governor of Rio Grande do Norte, Fátima Bezerra, and the sociologist and PT’s fiancé, Rosângela da Silva, to Janja.

During his speech, Gleisi will defend the increase of female participation in politics and emphasize the fact that the PT has the only female governor in the country.

The party also intends to adopt the tone of “hope” in its advertisements. Such as sheet showed, the motto is to rescue the “happiness” and “pride” of Brazilians in the years when the legend ruled the country.

According to reports, the party intends to give a propositional tone to the insertions, also addressing current demands of the Brazilian people, such as the fight against hunger and misery.

There is a concern, however, that he does not present proposals, so as not to set up an early campaign.

The rise in the price of gasoline, diesel and cooking gas is a reason for crisis in the Bolsonaro government because of the potential to disrupt the president’s reelection plans.

Lula has given interviews and published on social media on the subject. The message that the ex-president should send is that, during his administrations, Petrobras belonged to the Brazilian people, and not to shareholders. He will also criticize the pricing policy currently practiced by the state-owned company.

In an interview with RDR radio (Rede de Rádios do Paraná), in February, the PT said that, in a possible new government, he will not keep the price of fuel linked to the dollar, as is currently the case.

“We are not going to keep the price in dollars. I think that the shareholders of New York, the shareholders of Brazil, are entitled to receive dividends when Petrobras makes a profit, but it is important for us to know that Petrobras has to take care of the Brazilian people “, Lula said in the interview.

Bolsonaro, aware of the electoral wear and tear that the rise in prices can cause him, seeks a solution to the rise in prices.

The president articulated with Congress the approval of the bill that changes the collection of ICMS (Tax on the Circulation of Goods and Services) on fuels and zeroes the PIS/Cofins rates on diesel and gas until the end of 2022, the election year.

The expectation is that the proposal avoids that 100% of the high is passed on to consumers, but it cannot stop everything.

Bolsonaro plans other measures that can hold prices down and is also working on the possibility of changing the president of Petrobras, General Joaquim Silva e Luna.

Meanwhile, the president adopts a narrative of criticism of the increase in fuel prices and tries to blame Petrobras for the rise.

The president’s surroundings also intend to invest in the campaign in the discourse that the economic problems that the country is experiencing are caused by the effects of the pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Although Lula tries to electorally exploit possible problems of Petrobras in the Bolsonaro government, the management of the state-owned company by the PT government is also the target of criticism from the other pre-candidates.

Petrobras can also become a window for the PT. The state-owned company was the epicenter of the corruption scandal that shook the party’s image and helped create the political conditions for the impeachment of former president Dilma.

In Operação Lava Jato, a scheme was unveiled that equipped managers and directors with party nominees, including PT, MDB and PP, to divert resources from contracts and irrigate bribery schemes and even political campaigns.

Responsible for judging cases for suspected corruption at Petrobras, former judge Sergio Moro, a presidential candidate for Podemos, also criticized the state-owned company.

In a lecture to businessmen in February, Moro classified Petrobras as a “backward company” and said that, if elected, he could privatize all state-owned companies, including the oil company and public banks.

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